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RSG to Close Master-Bilt Facility in New Albany, Miss.

May 19, 2020
Decision to shutter by Oct. 30 was based on conditions beyond RSG's control, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Wisconsin plant remains in place.

NEW ALBANY, MS (May 19, 2020) - Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG) today announced that after a full review of its business opportunities, market conditions and other options, it has decided to begin the process of permanently closing its manufacturing facility located in New Albany, MIss.

The announcement reads: "Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused sudden, dramatic, and unexpected conditions outside of the company’s control. The unprecedented and major economic downturn and the governmental-forced closures of many of RSG’s customers have contributed to these unforeseeable business conditions. As a result, product manufacturing will be consolidated to RSG's Hudson, Wisc. facility by October 31, 2020. The RSG warehouse facility in Guntown, Miss. will remain an ongoing warehouse and distribution operation"

“RSG is committed to maintaining the Master-Bilt brand and will continue to support our customers, sales representatives, service agents and channel partners,” commented Chief Executive Officer Kevin Fink. 

Fink continued, “We wish to extend our appreciation to our employees, customers and channel partners for their support over the years of the Master-Bilt brand and throughout this manufacturing change.” 

The New Albany facility was expanded for cabinet production in 2018, and had employed approximately 300 workers.